Wilderness Sled Dog Race canceled

Posted Feb. 01, 2012, at 3:10 p.m.

GREENVILLE, Maine — The seventh annual Wilderness Sled Dog Race scheduled for Saturday in the Moosehead Lake Region has been canceled, according to race organizers.

According to a press release from the Wilderness Sled Dog Racing Association, the decision was made after organizers assessed the conditions on lake and woods trails. The inspection team found that despite recent snowfall, conditions were inadequate to safely run dog teams on both the 100-mile and 30-mile courses.

The race is organized by the Wilderness Sled Dog Racing Association, a Greenville nonprofit organization. For information, visit the race website at 100milewildernessrace.org , email wildernessrace@yahoo.com, or call Bethany at the Greenville town office at 695-2421.